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Carolyn C. Meltzer, M.D.

Associate Dean

Phone: 404-712-5287

Fax: 404-712-7839


Mailing Address:
D-112 Emory University Hospital


Dr. Meltzer joined Emory School of Medicine in October 2005 as the William Patterson Timmie Professor and Chief Academic Officer of Radiology with secondary appointments in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is founding Director of the Emory Center for Systems ; this new center will serve to further advance our imaging capabilities in basic and translational research for a variety of neurologic and neurodegenerative disorders. Dr. Meltzer serves part-time as an Associate Dean of Research. In this capacity, she works closely with Executive Associate Dean of Research David Stephens, M.D. to provide oversight of the School of Medicine Research Core Facilities and coordinate the development of imaging research resources across the campus.  She also works with Emory research faculty to develop large interdisciplinary grant applications responsive to the NIH’s Roadmap in molecular imaging and biomarker development.

Prior to her recruitment to Emory, Dr. Meltzer spent the past 11 years at the University of Pittsburgh as Chief of Neuroradiology, Vice Chairman of Radiology Research, and Medical Director of a world-class positron emission tomography (PET) Facility. She is board-certified in both Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, with subspecialty certification in Neuroradiology and advanced training in PET, and completed her medical degree and all post-doctoral training from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Meltzer's primary NIH-supported research has emphasized applying novel advanced imaging strategies to better understand brain structure-function relationships in normal aging, late-life depression, and Alzheimer’s disease.